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BlueStar 30-Inch Induction Range Review: Is It Worth the $6,995 Price Tag?

June 7th, 2024 | 3 min. read

By Steve Sheinkopf

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 BlueStar 30-Inch Induction Range Review: Is It Worth the $6,995 Price Tag?

Why is this BlueStar 30-inch induction range so expensive at $6,995?

This range is way more expensive than the high-end 30-inch induction ranges from Café Appliances and LG Studio that have more features.

Wolf and Miele are higher priced but have more features than BlueStar with their guided cooking programs.

So what could possibly make this BlueStar range worth almost $7,000?

Well, it does have two features that the others don't, and you may find these features valuable or not.

Let's start with its problems.

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Problems with the BlueStar 30-Inch Induction Range

Lack of Features

I'm not a fan of new features like air sous vide or air fry, which you will find on the LG Studio and Café ranges, because our tests show they don't work well

All those cool smart features are all over the board in terms of functionality, although a few of the ranges we'll cover in this article do have a few options that are very handy.

But BlueStar doesn't even have a clock or timer on this range, staying true to its commercial-like heritage:


Additionally, the burners are odd.

BlueStar 30-Inch Induction Stovetop


The power burner is in the back right-hand side, unlike all other ranges that have the power burner in the front like you're used to.

So, it's mildly inconvenient if you are just cooking one item; you have to reach a bit further.

However, the placement is better for shallower hoods, such as over-the-range microwaves, which don't have adequate depth to trap smoke and grease from the front burners anyway.

This range also lacks a bridge element for an oblong-shaped pan or griddle, with the largest burner being just over 8.5 inches in diameter.

You can still cook with a larger pot, but it's not as efficient.

The oven has straight single convection, not the better twin or VertiFlow convection from Miele and Wolf.

So why should you buy this range at $6,995?

Reasons to Buy the BlueStar 30-Inch Induction Range



First, you can customize it with over 1,000 color choices and 10 trims, so your range can be completely unique, unlike the limited option of stainless steel only provided by most brands.

But the real reason is capacity.

Oven Capacity


This 30-inch induction range can fit an 18 by 26-inch commercial sheet pan, unlike any other 30-inch range on the market.


Let's review some of the competitive ranges so you can determine whether customization and the ability to hold a pan are worth the price.

BlueStar vs. Competing Induction Ranges

Café and LG Studio have premium induction ranges under $4,500.

Both have clocks (duh). Café gives you some color choices with three and six handle styles, while LG gives you white as an option.


The Café has a double oven, while LG Studio has a camera built inside so you can see your food cooking and the InstaView door.

Tap it to see through. Tap it again to darken. Both have smart functionality and larger or bridge burners for bigger pots and pans.


Then you have the more expensive brands like Wolf and Miele, over $8,000. You input the food and how you want it cooked, the range calculates time and temperature. 


Wolf even tells you what the best rack position is, while Miele adds steam assist functionality to bake bread or add moisture for better roasting.


Both have better convection systems, twin convection for Miele and VertiFlow for the Wolf.


But none of the ranges can fit that pan, and you can't customize a range like you can with BlueStar.

Is the BlueStar 30-Inch Induction Range Worth $6,995?

If you love customization and need a range that can fit a massive sheet pan, then yes, it might be worth it for you.

But if you’re looking for all the bells and whistles, like smart features and advanced cooking modes, you might want to look elsewhere.

Check out our guide on the best 30-inch induction ranges to find the perfect fit for your kitchen.

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Steve Sheinkopf

Steve Sheinkopf is the third-generation CEO of Yale Appliance and a lifelong Bostonian. He has over 38 years of experience in the appliance industry, and he is a trusted source of information for consumers on how to buy and repair appliances.

Steve has also been featured in numerous publications, including the New York Times, Consumer Reports, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Radio, the New York Post, The Wall Street Journal, and Entrepreneur, for his knowledge of how to buy appliances and appliance repair.

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